Working from a Zen philosophy of ‘emptiness’, Japanese photographer, Masao Yamamoto’s (1957) images are essentially vignettes of nature and our intersection with it, ruminating over the passage of time and memory.
Omizao is a Deluxe Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. An accordion-format foldout book, popularly known in Japan as the ‘pillow book’, which is 14 feet long when fully opened. No text. Hand-bound between two lacquered hardwood covers. Encased in a custom-made Japanese wooden box with titles stamped on the wooden front and lid of box. The box has a compartment under the book where the accompanying loose print can be kept. Printed on uncoated fine Japanese paper to the very highest standards.